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Family trout fishing event this Saturday in Council Bluffs

  • 2/5/2019 11:04:00 AM
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COUNCIL BLUFFS – A family friendly trout fishing event will be held at Big Lake this Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2:30 p.m.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will stock 1,000 rainbow trout in the lake. Previously scheduled for Jan. 19, the stocking was postponed due to unsafe ice conditions. 

Anglers must have a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout.  The daily limit is five trout per licensed angler with a possession limit of 10.  Children age 15 or younger can fish for trout with a properly licensed adult, but they must limit their catch to one daily limit.  The child can buy a trout fee which will allow them to catch their own limit of five trout.

This free event is sponsored by Woods Sporting Goods, Bass Pro Shops, Walmart, Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation and the Iowa DNR.